Songwriters - Artists
Songwriting Courses - Retreats - Masterclasses
You’ve written a great and commercial song and made an amazing demo. Now what? It’s time to get the song – and maybe yourself as the artist – out there. But how?
Tough question, with no easy answers. But at least I know the hard answers, and I can help. I will guide you through what it takes and how the music business works: the steps necessary to become a successful artist or songwriter, writing and producing songs and music for film and t.v., live performance, and the arcane areas of music publishing and record deals – pretty much anything relating to the creation of music for commercial usages or presentation of yourself as an artist or a songwriter.
I will provide all the answers and help in all areas: generating and developing your ideas, lyrics, music, the difference between writing for yourself as an artist and writing for someone else, what makes a great lyric and melody and how to make collaborations work. I will show how you to avoid the common pitfalls such as lyrical cliches and “old” chord structures, and how to be ready when – as often happens – you are called upon to make changes to your music quickly, even in the studio while a song is being recorded. And always, we will keep our eyes on the ball of writing something that is not only great but also contemporary and commercial.
Join me and let us write that hit song! Jud Friedman.
ALL LEVELS of experience more than welcome from experienced Songwriters / artists / producers to just starting outs! Team work makes the Dream work!
Intensive Songwriting course and Workshops and 1-On-1 Writing and Studio Mentoring Sessions which I co-founded with CEO/Founder of Global Songwriters Network- Deb James and have been running all over the world – e.g. in Los Angeles (several times), Edmonton, London and (in 9/19) Florence, Italy – as well as over the internet, I help songwriters and artists take their writing to the next level. You will learn about all aspects of songwriting, including generating and developing great lyrics, music and tracks, the difference between writing for yourself as an artist and writing for someone else, and how to make collaborations work. We also talk about the music business: record deals, publishing, streaming (I developed a streaming app several years back), etc. and how to get that great, commercial song – and maybe yourself as an artist – out there into the world.
And of course…we eat. A lot.
Hit songwriter/producer. Mentor/professor. Harvard lawyer. Entrepreneur/app developer.